General Education Curriculum Overview
In addition to the requirements that may be set by each college, or those required for your major, students must also satisfy general education requirements. These requirements are effective beginning Fall semester 2011 for all UNO undergraduate programs. The requirements apply to all incoming first year and transfer students. Students enrolled in UNL-administered programs should contact their advisors to determine the applicable requirements.
University General Education Curriculum consists of the following categories:
Proficiency in reading, quantitative skills, and written/oral expression are essential for professional success and effective citizenship. The courses in fundamental academic skills are designed to provide the foundation for advanced academic study.
Fundamental academic skills comprise 15 hours of your general education requirements, and consist of:
Click here to learn more about Fundamental Academic Skills.
Beyond the fundamental academic skills, courses within the distribution requirements provide students with the opportunity to: 1) understand, analyze, and explore the human condition; 2) understand the complex dynamics that make up the world particularly the challenges, problems and factors that lead to social stability and change as essential for contributing to and living in contemporary society; and 3) understand the nature of scientific inquiry and the operation of the natural, physical and technological world for making personal and public policy decisions.
Distribution requirements comprise 25 hours of your general education requirements, and consist of:
Click here to learn more about Distribution Requirements.
A 21st century education requires exposure to cultures and institutions around the world; as well as within one's own society, in order to promote intellectual flexibility, cultural understanding and informed citizenship. UNO seeks to foster cultural understanding to assist our students in becoming responsible citizens in a diverse world.
Diversity requirements comprise six hours of your general education requirements, and consist of:
Click here to learn more about Diversity Requirements.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Our Campus. Otherwise Known as Omaha.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. Learn more about Equity, Access and Diversity.